Kayla Blankenship is a mathematics intervention teacher at Riverside Elementary School in Orlando, Florida. She has been teaching for 12 years and earned her Master’s degree in K-8 Mathematics and Science Education from the University of Central Florida. Mrs. Blankenship taught third-grade for five years, fourth-grade for three years, and fifth-grade for two years. She spent one year working as a “Math Lab” teacher, delivering creative and innovative lessons to students in grades K-5, and is currently working as a mathematics intervention teacher, teaching students in first through fifth grades who need extra support. Some of Mrs. Blankenship’s professional experiences include teaching at a project-based learning school for five years, co-teaching with an ESE teacher for three years, being a teacher leader in mathematics in her school sites for the last seven years, and she is currently collaborating with the school district on a pilot of The Fact Tactics Fluency Program. She is passionate about teaching the whole child and fostering a positive mathematics identity in her students. What Mrs. Blankenship finds most exciting about being a Noyce Fellow is the opportunity to not only improve her own mathematics instruction, but to make an impact in her school and district so that each and every child receives high-quality mathematics learning experiences.